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Old 03-03-2019, 11:28 AM   #231 (permalink)
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Beautifully odd, and a beautiful oddity.

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Old 03-12-2019, 10:08 AM   #232 (permalink)
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This rear window really grabbed my imagination today for some unknown reason.

It's an oddity more than aerodynamic, and I like it.

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The Silver Arrow was designed by former GM stylist Phil Wright, who envisioned the car of tomorrow as a sleek aerodynamic form. Many Silver Arrow features would be adopted industry wide by automakers in the late 1930s and postwar ’40s.
If I was not told otherwise, I would assume WW-1 tanks were also an influence.
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A split-window version of the modern mid-engine sports car.

An analog to the ducktails they put on modern CUVs.
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I think they got lucky with that window, and reduced overall turbulence past the point of separation. Depending on the front end features, it may have been a moot point.
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I've seen that car in person and found it more striking than photos may convey.
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I've seen that car in person and found it more striking than photos may convey.
Yes. Thatís an extraordinarily beautiful car. In motion at rest or not.
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Not so much odd aerodynamic features, as just too cute not to post somewhere.

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1946 Mathis VL 333 - The design for the Mathis 333 started in 1940 in the factory of Ste Mathis, Gennevilliers in total secrecy as Paris was under the occupation. The vehicle was code named VEL 333 which meant Light Economical Car with 3 wheels, 3 seats and 3 litres to the 100km. Under the guidance of Emile Mathis, the “Mathis 333“ was designed by Jean Andreau and was powered by a 707cc, flat twin, water-cooled engine that featured separate radiators for each cylinder.
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I'm sure the reasons for its failure were the higher complexity of the water-cooled engine and being a 3-seater instead of a 4-seater.
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I'm sure the reasons for its failure were the higher complexity of the water-cooled engine and being a 3-seater instead of a 4-seater.
I'm sure those are not the whole story. It was a tumultuous time for dozens of small manufacturers. This trike was also very wide to match the stability of a four wheeler, so frontal area stole some of the benefit of the narrow tail.

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